The Conservation Lands Network 1.0 report was released in 2011 and details the methods used to identify protection targets and goals, and the steps necessary for implementation and interpretation of the CLN as both a vision and guide for Bay Area biodiversity conservation.
The CLN 1.0 Progress Report was released in 2014 and highlights the achievements made since the 2011 release of the CLN 1.0 report toward the goals it originally set forth. Progress is tracked through four conservation indicators and fourteen progress metrics.
*BPAD is a special edition of the California Protected Areas Database (CPAD) for just the 10-county Bay Area, and also includes easements from the California Conservation Easement Database (CCED) - learn more about CPAD and CCED at www.calands.org
More data is coming soon!
Areas of historic tidelands that lie between the elevations of the high and low tides, including those areas that would be covered by the tides in the absence of levees and other structures. These lands were the focus of the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals, a regional, ecosystem-based vision for habitat protection.
The complex of living organisms, their physical environment, the interactions among these organisms, and how they array themselves in the physical environment (Noss 1990, Redford and Richter 1999).
Areas protected for natural resource values by public purchase or easement, or private lands with a cooperative agreement and some level of stewardship for biodiversity.
Conservation Lands Network
This network (also called the CLN) identifies areas that support irreplaceable, rare, and endemic plant and animal species, while also encompassing common plant and animal species. The CLN meets the conservation goals for the vast majority of nearly 1,400 vegetation type and fine filter species targets, is relatively well-connected, and explicitly includes the stream and riparian network.
The systematic process of identifying areas important for conserving biological diversity or other open space values. The result of this planning process is a network of lands that best conserves all elements of biodiversity within the planning area.
A landscape connection that facilitates wildlife movement between habitat areas that is essential for maintaining biodiversity and healthy ecological processes.
All of the submerged area beneath the bay's water surface including mud, shell, sand, rocks, artificial structures, shellfish beds, eelgrass beds, macroalgal beds, and the water column above the bay bottom. The focus of the San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project.
As used in this project, refers to all habitats found above the baylands, which were the subject of the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals and therefore not included in the Upland Habitat Goals Project.